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Paleoindian Seafaring, Maritime Technologies, and Coastal Foraging on California’s Channel Islands
Archaeological sites reveal a variety of tools used to hunt marine birds, mammals, and fish 12,000 years ago. Three archaeological sites on California’s Channel Islands show that Paleoindians reliedExpand
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Human impacts on ancient shellfish: a 10,000 year record from San Miguel Island, California
Abstract We use measurements of more than 11,000 marine shells from 41 archaeological components to construct a 10,000 year record of human impacts on ancient mussel and abalone stocks on San MiguelExpand
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From Asia to the Americas by boat? Paleogeography, paleoecology, and stemmed points of the northwest Pacific
Abstract Rising postglacial seas have flooded the world’s continental shelves, limiting our ability to reconstruct human migrations, the history of settlement along Pleistocene coastlines, and theExpand
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From Pleistocene Mariners to Complex Hunter-Gatherers: The Archaeology of the California Channel Islands
California’s Channel Islands were home to some of the most distinctive Native American peoples along the Pacific Coast. Never connected to the mainland during the Quaternary, the Channel Islands haveExpand
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Human acceleration of animal and plant extinctions: A Late Pleistocene, Holocene, and Anthropocene continuum
Abstract One of the most enduring and stirring debates in archeology revolves around the role humans played in the extinction of large terrestrial mammals (megafauna) and other animals near the endExpand
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Human Impacts on Nearshore Shellfish Taxa: A 7,000 Year Record from Santa Rosa Island, California
Within the broad framework of historical and behavioral ecology, we analyzed faunal remains from a large habitation site (CA-SRI-147) on Santa Rosa Island to explore a 7,000 year record of coastalExpand
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Fishing from past to present: continuity and resilience of red abalone fisheries on the Channel Islands, California.
Archaeological data from coastal shell middens provide a window into the structure of ancient marine ecosystems and the nature of human impacts on fisheries that often span millennia. For decadesExpand
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Archeology and the Anthropocene
Abstract A proposal to officially name a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, based on the pervasive human domination of earth's ecosystems, is being seriously considered, with a proposedExpand
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A trans-Holocene historical ecological record of shellfish harvesting on California's Northern Channel Islands
For over 10,000 years, shellfish were an important food and raw material resource for ancient peoples on California’s Northern Channel Islands. Early Channel Island peoples often focused on large,Expand
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Ecological Change on California's Channel Islands from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene
s of the 13th Biennial Meeting, 19–22 June 1994: AMQUA 1994. University of Minnesota. Wilken DH, McEachern AK. 2011. Experimental reintroduction of the federally threatened Santa Cruz Island bushExpand
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